“Learning Loss”

This new found term “learning loss” has been floating around on media and out of politicians’ mouths for months now. I’m concerned about this term.

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One year….

f there was any year that will be the most memorable year in any educators’ careers, I’m guessing that this will be the year. 2020 going into 2021 was/has been a challenge for any teacher.

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Percent on a Number Line

Rather than teaching students about the part to whole ratio and making it into a proportion, I was asking them to do word searches to find the clues.

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How to Make a Conference Worth Your While

It’s conference season.  To date, I’ve been to 2 conferences (Northwest and CMC-South) and am packing up to head to CMC-North in Pacific Grove, CA.  It’ll be a 5 hour drive up north, but it’ll be worth it when I see the gorgeous ocean and the scenic views.  Oh…and all the learning that my brain can soak up.   For the first time in …

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100s Task

Hello 2019-2020 school year.  And with a new year, come fresh faces in our classrooms, new beginnings, and a year to explore mathematics. Some teachers have their usual beginning of the school activities.  I usually like to look around and research fresh new ideas to try out especially for my math curriculum.  One activity that I tried out was the 100s task by …

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Paul Lockhart’s Lament

During the first days of summer, I usually catch up with my guilty pleasure TV shows and get a few projects around the house completed.  However, I found myself jumping into my first book “A Mathematician’s Lament” by Paul Lockhart.  It is sold on Amazon, but I also found a PDF here. Someone on Twitter had posted a quote from …

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NCTM 2019 San Diego

It’s Monday night and my head is still reeling from all that I learned, experienced, and witnessed at NCTM San Diego.  Whenever I go to such a big conference, I just act like a sponge and soak it all in.  NCTM is a place where we all learn from each other.  I haven’t been to the NCTM Annual conference since …

What’s Our Purpose?

Something has been rattling on my mind for about a week.  I wasn’t sure if I should write a post about it, but then again, I haven’t posted in a while. (6th grade can really kill your free time). If you were asked as a math teacher, “What’s your purpose?“, what would be your response?  I know that it’s a …

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CMC 2018

I love having a 3 day weekend, because I can catch up with a blog post or two. Came back last weekend from a wonderful weekend of sunshine, the desert, and math.  Yes…I’m talking about California Math Council’s conference in Palm Springs.  Haven’t been in 2 years so I was anticipating some amazing ideas. First of all, I had the …